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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:07 PM

Va. House panel kills bills to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in housing and jobs

Source: Washington Post

Va. House panel kills bills to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in housing and jobs

By Laura Vozzella February 8 at 6:04 PM

RICHMOND — Bills meant to protect gay and transgender people from housing and employment discrimination died in a Republican-dominated House panel Thursday, prompting jeers of “Shame!” from activists who packed a Capitol hearing room.

On a straight party-line vote, members of a General Laws subcommittee voted 5 to 2 to kill four bills, some of which had already cleared the Republican-controlled state Senate, which tends to be more socially moderate than the House.

“The vast majority of fair-minded Virginians support these long-overdue protections that were passed with strong bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled Senate,” said Marty Rouse, national field director of the Human Rights Campaign. “House Republican leaders are completely out of step with what voters made clear at the ballot box in November.”

Opponents of the bills contend that they could have interfered with religious freedom, with some suggesting that religious institutions such as Liberty University could be forced to let gay couples occupy its dorms for married students.

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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:14 PM

1. This is truly disturbing and frightening.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:16 PM

2. I just do not understand why religious bigots need more rights than the average bigot??

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Sat Feb 10, 2018, 02:54 AM

3. Religion again n/t

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